Gertrude Ellerslie by MeldrumGertrude Ellerslie by Meldrum

Gertrude Ellerslie


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. 'Le monde est rempli de gens qui portent des sons a l'oreille sans rien dire a l'esprit.' APTAIN EGERTON hastened to join his friends while the crowd dispersed. He was astonished at the extraordinary excitement of the Honourable Jack, whom he found stamping up and down the side-room, anathematizing the whole apparatus and materials of the lecture as 'rotten,' and a 'clear swindle,' and himself as the innocent victim of ' cruel fate.' 'It might have been w--worse,' Bruce says gently. 'Worse! it couldn't--simply couldn't have been!' Jack replies fiercely, and then muttered to himself, 'When I saw her smiling--laughing--yes--she was--I felt--done for. Ha, Egerton,' as he caught sight of his friend, and rallying himself into almost immediate self-control, 'I hope you've enjoyed th--e--th--what are the people saying? Are they all out of the place yet? Is the Colonel gone? a--nd'--'The Colonel asked me to say to you,' answered Captain Egerton, 'that as you must be hot he thinks you should take a seat in his brougham rather than on the coach.' Jack brightened; his self-importance leaped back into its usual place. After all, he was himself--his own wealthy, wellborn self. A slight failure at a chemistry lecture--pshaw!--that need not affect him after all! Giving directions to his servant to look after everything, he hastened into the hall, all trace of discomfiture gone, and exclaiming, 'Well, I hope you have all enjoyed the evening!' succeeded in raising, by his own apparent nonchalance, the rather depressed spirits of his relatives. 'Quite as much as we expected,' said Adelaide, who had scouted from the first the notion of Jack lecturing on--anything. 'You have made a complete mull of yourself,' said Hilda hotly. 'I never suffered such agonies in my...
Title:Gertrude EllerslieFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217848044

ISBN - 13:9780217848046